SSI is Supplemental Security Income. This is basically a needs based program for people that are considered as disabled by the federal government. I will not go into my disabilities in this site as that has nothing to do with my budget. SSI has some restrictions on assets which must be followed to qualify for SSI. This kinda makes a mockery of the Supplemental portion of SSI. As mentioned, asset limits are $2,000. For SSI, I receive $840 per month. This money deposits directly into my checking account on the first day of every month.